NPU-V General

Z-19-29 717 University Avenue

Please find attached an item that will appear on your April NPU agenda for a VOTE. This item will be heard by the ZRB either May 2 or May 9, 2019. The attached is a rezoning from R4-A/BL and RG-3/BL to RG-3/BL. At the rear of the Capitol View Apartments, there is a lot that is zoned R-4A/BL and RG-3/BL. The current zoning needs to be changed so that the redevelopment of the apartments can occur. Should you have any questions please contact me.

Legislation: Z-19-29 717 University Avenue

Monthly NPU-V Meeting Held in Mechanicsville 3/11

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.

The host community is Mechanicsville and the meeting will be held at Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW Atlanta, GA 30312).

You can find the meeting agenda here:

See you there!

Carter / Summerhill Quarterly Meeting

History of Georgia Avenue Project

Our neighbors in Summerhill have a storied past. A number of Atlanta’s most renowned leaders, celebrities (think Super Bowl 53 & Gladys Knight) and athletes grew up there. Its story is a unique one, and its history provides a window to the way Atlanta was and perhaps, the way it will be. So, If you live here, are a long time or new resident, are thinking of living here or just interested in stories about historic Atlanta neighborhoods, you’ll want to check out

It’s a wonderfully done history of 20th century Summerhill by Dr. Marni Davis of GSU, with support and partnerships from myself, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Summerhill Neighborhood Development Corporation, Carter USA, Georgia State University, and the Atlanta History Center.

Learn more here:

Please have a look, share your thoughts and thank you! Public exhibition to follow—stay tuned!

Southface-Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program

Southface Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) will be speaking at our next meeting. Southface CCPRP offers plumbing and sewer repairs free of charge to City of Atlanta homeowners and they are looking for help identifying and reaching out to folks in need. For more information, please see the attachments below and click the following link:


NPU-V Small Business Improvement Grant Info Sessions

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

In addition to asking the City to fund and build safe streets, our 2019 Atlanta Streets Alive program is mobilizing community support for safe streets by raising awareness of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network — on which six out of the 10 streets with the highest rate of serious injury and fatal crashes are located west of Northside Drive and south of Martin Luther King Jr Drive.

All streets in our city should be safe for all people. Safe streets improve connectivity to transit, healthcare and other services, social and recreational destinations, jobs, and schools. Safe, complete, and inclusive streets call for community involvement — that’s why we are asking the community members of Southwest Atlanta to help us select an Atlanta Streets Alive route that will inspire residents to seek the transformation of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network streets into livable, accessible, and equitable public spaces that strengthen and connect our communities with opportunities to thrive.

Please take this quick, five-question survey, and share it with others who live or operate a business in Southwest Atlanta. The survey is open until Wednesday, March 13th.


Good afternoon All,

Please mark your calendar for our next Pittsburgh Yards Monthly Update Meeting!

When: Thursday March 14, 2019
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Where: Pittman Park Community Center
We hope to see you there!

Warm Regards,

Pittsburgh Yards Partners

Reimagining Community Engagement in Atlanta

The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) believes that people should be empowered as the fundamental voice in public decision-making. We want a more effective system of community engagement between people and public decision-makers, so that they hear from, listen to, and engage with one another. A strong system of engagement is built on understanding and trust.

While the City of Atlanta has seen a lot of change since Mayor Maynard Jackson took office in 1974, its formal community engagement system of Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU) has not. Atlanta’s 25 NPUs were designed as a vehicle for residents to be informed and empowered as decision-makers in their own city. The NPU system needs evaluation and modernization.

On March 14 at Atlanta City Hall, we are proud to announce that we will be launching our NPU Initiative, a multi-year evaluation and reimagining of community engagement of Atlanta.



Applications for students and interested startups are open now until March 15. For more information, visit

Students must be City of Atlanta residents. Offers for the Students2Startups program are contingent on submitting the following documents to approve eligibility in a timely manner. Since we are working with Worksource Atlanta, all students participating in S2S must meet eligibility criteria. You only need one of each of the documents on the right to meet each requirement. For example, you could use a GA drivers license (from right column) to meet three of the requirements on the left. If you have questions on the requirements below, please contact Jacqueline Joyce at